Registered Nurse, Radiology
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: January 26, 2023
The Medical Imaging (Radiology) RN Clinician will be responsible
for representing ECHN to the Radiology Intervention patient in both
the outpatient and inpatient setting. - The Radiology nurse will
report directly to the Director of Medical Imaging and indirectly
to the Team Leader of Interventional angiography. The Radiology RN
Clinician provides nursing care by assessing the patient
pre-and-post- procedure and assisting the Radiologist in the
various diagnostic radiology testing. - Examples are: -
Interventional angiography, US guided thorocentesis / paracentesis,
CT guided biopsies and any pt care needs that come up in the
Medical Imaging Department. - The Radiology, RN Clinician will
administer conscious sedation and other prescribed medication or
pharmacological agents during and post Radiology testing. -
Participates in the operational duties of the department, such as
but not limited to; Quality Improvement, Policy and Procedure
maintenance, revising and development of billing and gathering of
statistical data, developing departmental educational opportunities
and participating in the ongoing growth and maintenance of the
excellent customer services provided to all that ECHN serves as
well as assisting the supervisor/Director in maximizing the
department's financial resources.
The Radiology RN Clinician also provides educational resources for
patients and assesses each patient for understanding of procedures,
post procedural education and lifestyle modifications necessary for
maintaining optimum health and assists the department in planning
and implementing new programs within the department.
The Radiology RN Clinician accepts on-call responsibilities for the
Medical Imaging Department.
- - - - - - - - - Must be a State of Connecticut licensed
- - - - - - - - - Must be trained and maintain Basic
Cardiac/Cardiopulmonary Life Support and be ACLS certification.
Have a minimum of two (2) years of Critical Care experience. -
- - - - - - - - - Must be proficient in cardiac monitoring,
administration of conscious sedation and be IV competent.
- - - - - - - - - Must have strong verbal and written English
communication skills in order to interface with staff and instruct
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be
construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills,
efforts or working conditions associated with the job. - They are
intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and
responsibilities of this position. - These responsibilities and
competencies listed below may change from time to time.
Assesses the patient's condition and care needs by collecting
accurate and thorough data on admission and on an ongoing basis
through the performance of cultural and psychosocial assessment,
including review of the medical record, as per department
Exemplary: - Recognizes subtle abnormalities in the patient's
condition and anticipates the effect on outcomes.
Accurately identifies actual and potential nursing diagnoses and/or
problems by grouping and analyzing assessment date in order to
identify specific patient issues or needs.
Exemplary: - Considers interdisciplinary issue in the formulation
of nursing diagnoses.
Assesses patient and/or family learning needs, including the
ability and readiness to learn by identifying and arranging
appropriate resources to assist in the educational process.
Exemplary: - Anticipates specific educational needs, including
specialized discharge concerns.
Accurately completes necessary documentation of all aspects of the
nursing process on an ongoing basis, in a timely manner, as per
departmental policy and regularly acts as a resource to others
regarding documentation issues.
Exemplary: - Makes specific recommendations to improve the
Plans nursing actions to ensure individual patient-centered care,
integrating family, patient, and/or multidisciplinary staff
assessments in order to develop a comprehensive plan of care.
Exemplary: - Integrates and arranges for collaborative meetings as
Begins discharge on admission and updates it throughout the
hospitalization keeping the Case Manager or Nursing units well
informed of patient needs.
Exemplary: - Anticipates complex discharge needs and intervenes
Appropriately delegates duties and tasks to team members,
developing opportunities to promote growth of subordinates and/or
Exemplary: - Mentors team members to develop their maximum
potential within their scope of practice.
Uses therapeutic interventions to implement the patient's plan of
care, implements prescribed medical and psychosocial nursing
interventions appropriately and applies advanced nursing skills
appropriately in a variety of settings.
Exemplary: - Participates in the development of standards,
procedures, and/or policies.
Provides and/or coordinates patient/family education, based on
assessed needs, creatively adjusting education to the patient's
needs and ensuring adequate needs.
Exemplary: - Analyzes trends in the patient's needs, researches
literature, contributes to the development of patient education
Consistently prepares and administers medications and IV fluids
accurately, according to departmental policies while collaborating
with the healthcare team to provide appropriate medication for
Exemplary: - Identifies potential problems in medication
administration and makes recommendations for quality improvement
Consistently anticipates emergency situations and takes action to
prevent or minimize a negative outcome while demonstrating the
ability to organize and delegate appropriately in emergency.
Exemplary: - Takes appropriate action to improve the emergency
Evaluates the plan of care and patient's response to planned
intervention and makes appropriate modifications to the plan of
Exemplary: - Creatively designs and implements interventions to
minimize the patient's length of stay and maintains positive
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